Forgestar F14 - Flow Formed 1-Piece
Diameter: 18" to 22"
Width: 8.5" to 12"
About Flow Forming
Forgestar's Rotary Forged Flowforming process is a unique solution to a common problem – how to make a wheel both light and strong.
This specialized process begins with a low pressure type of casting and uses a special machine that spins the initial casting, heats the outer portion of the casting and then uses steel rollers pressed against the rim area to pull the rim to its final width and shape. The combination of the heat, pressure and spinning create a rim area with the strength similar to a forged wheel. During Flow Forming, the pressure applied to the cast rim actually changes its mechanical properties, so its strength and impact values become similar to those of a forged rim. That translates to up to 15% less weight when compared to a standard cast wheel. The resulting grain structure within the alloy of the wheel is linear, flowing in a single direction.
This grain structure pattern, combined with the exceptional quality of casting required for the process, gives the rim area of the wheel huge mechanical strength, and elongation. As a result of these mechanical characteristics, Forgestar is able to reduce the thickness of the rim area resulting in reduced weight, without compromising strength and resistance to impact.
Why Owners Choose Forgestar Wheels Over Other Cast Options
Great Range of Diameteres and Widths
Forgestar wheels are available in a many different sizes. This allows you to choose exactly which diameter and width you want to install on your vehicle. Not only can you fit your vehicle perfectly, but now we can help you accommodate for your vehicle modifications.
Forgestar wheels offer a great range of offsets to choose from, whereas standard cast wheels come in a set offset. Having custom offsets allows for fitment of wider wheels in stock suspension and lowered vehicles. Forgestar wheels are designed specifically for your car and it's suspension setup. Not sure which offset to choose? Contact us and we will help you determine the perfect fitment for your specific vehicle.
Forgestar wheels are also much lighter than standard cast wheels. These weights savings of roughly 6-10 pounds per wheel makes a BIG difference in regards to handling and drivability. Reducing unsprung weight (weight that is not supported by the car's suspension, i.e wheels, tires, brake rotors, and brake calipers) is one of the easiest ways to improve your car's handling, braking,and acceleration. As a general estimate 1 pound of unsprung weight is equal to 10 pounds of static weight (weight that is supported by the vehicle's suspension). By using this ratio if you were to replace your stock wheels that weighed 25 lbs with Forgestar wheels you would be saving 320 lbs. in static weight!
Flow-formed wheels are similar in strength to that of a fully forged wheel, without the cost. The process used to make the Forgestar wheels is the same process BBS wheels uses as well. Forgestar wheels are also rated at 1520 lbs per wheel which is considerably more than a cast wheels which are typically around 1000-1200 lbs. per wheel.
Forgestar strives to be the leader in custom manufactured wheels. Every Forgestar wheel is custom manufactured to your own style and preference. The proper fitment of our wheels is the responsibility of the dealer or the customer who is placing the order. Please note that wheels that have been mounted with tires are no longer returnable. Please make sure fitments are correct before ordering and installing.
Shipping and handling charges on all other orders vary depending on size and value. Contact us for our most current and competitive rates, options and shipping specials. For your protection, we ship only to your credit card's verified billing address. In some circumstances, international shipping may be available. We typical ship out UPS for most packages. Freight costs, in all circumstances, are the responsibility of the customer.
Wheels from Forgestar are covered by a limited warranty. In case of problems or returns, please contact Forgestar directly and we will attempt to resolve the problem. In some cases, Forgestar will authorized a return merchandise authorization to the factory for inspection and in order to make a determination in the validity of the claim. A RMA is required before any returned merchandise will be accepted by Forgestar. Packages shipped to Forgestar without an RMA number will be returned to the shipper.
IMPORTANT NOTE - WARRANTY INFO
All warranty returns that are reviewed by Forgestar's warranty return department and found not to be subject to warranty coverage, will be returned to the sender, without repair or replacement, at the senders expense.
This is a limited warranty. Therefore no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, are made. Forgestar neither assumes or authorizes any dealer, representative or other person or entity to assume for it any obligation or liability in connection with Forgestar products uses or applications. Forgestar further reserves the right to make changes or improvements in design, materials or specifications or make product changes without incurring any obligation to replace, change or improve products manufactured prior to redesign.
For all prices, products and offers, Forgestar reserves the right to make adjustments due to changing market conditions, product discontinuation, manufacturing price changes, errors in advertisements and other extenuating circumstances.